Thunderstorm kills five cows, destroys 69 houses

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 27 October 2020 at 11:59

Heavy rains experienced on Monday evening, October 26, 2020, in Nyagatare with lightning struck and killed five cows belonging to Samuel Muhutu, resident of Karungi Village, Nyagatare Cell in Nyagatare Sector and destroyed 69 houses in Musheri Sector.

Nyagatare District Mayor Mushabe David Claudien told IGIHE that “Five cows struck by lightning are from Nyagatare Sector, and we are still compiling statistics to determine the damage.”

Musheri Sector Executive Secretary Kamu Stiven told IGIHE that residents have been accommodating their neighbors affected by the rains while community work is expected to help them restore the roofs properly.

He said that the government will help these residents by providing roofing iron sheets.
Citizens are also urged to take animal insurances to make it easier for them to recover from such losses.

Heavy rains also destroyed more than 200 houses in Kirehe District in recent weeks and damaged farmland.


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